National Team - Lions ● May 30, 2019
Lions announce squad for June friendlies
SINGAPORE, 30 MAY 2019 – An 18-man squad has been announced for the Lions’ upcoming friendlies against the Solomon Islands and Myanmar in June.
The list was revealed during the official unveiling of new Singapore coach Tatsuma Yoshida earlier today and the players come from 11 different clubs; six of the team ply their trade overseas.
Hariss Harun will captain the team in Yoshida’s first matches in charge, which will come on 8 June against the Solomon Islands and 11 June against Myanmar at the National Stadium.
The two games are part of the Lions’ preparations for the FIFA World Cup 2020 Qualifiers later this year and Yoshida is “looking forward” to them.
“I am lucky to be able to work together with assistant coach Nazri Nasir and Under-22 head coach Fandi Ahmad, who are two big legends,” he said at his unveiling. “We will work together to show everyone my style; we will try to attack with the ball.”
Nazri said: “My job is to help Tatsuma familiarise with the players as soon as possible in this short period of time and assist him in any way possible. With my knowledge of our local players combined with Tatsuma’s tactical know-how, we aim to hit the ground running with the upcoming international friendlies.”
Having started his analysis of the players prior to arriving in Singapore, Yoshida finalised the squad today, with Fandi’s and Nazri’s inputs taken into consideration.
The Lions will gather for their first centralised training session under him on Monday, 3 June in preparations for the friendlies.
Lions squad for June friendlies
|1||Hassan Sunny||GK||81||0||02-Apr-84||Army United|
|2||Izwan Mahbud||GK||45||0||14-Jul-90||Nongbua Pitchaya|
|3||Amirul Adli||DF||6||0||13-Jan-96||Tampines Rovers|
|4||Fadli Kamis||DF||1||0||07-Nov-92||Balestier Khalsa|
|5||Faritz Hameed||DF||31||0||16-Jan-90||Home United|
|6||Irwan Shah||DF||22||0||02-Nov-88||Tampines Rovers|
|7||Safuwan Baharudin||DF||87||10||22-Sep-91||Pahang FA|
|8||Shakir Hamzah||DF||47||2||20-Oct-92||Kedah FA|
|9||Adam Swandi||MF||8||0||12-Jan-96||Home United|
|10||Hariss Harun||MF||92||9||19-Nov-90||Johor Darul Ta’zim|
|11||Huzaifah Aziz||MF||3||0||27-Jun-94||Balestier Khalsa|
|12||M Anumanthan||MF||17||0||14-Jul-94||Hougang United|
|13||Shahdan Sulaiman||MF||56||3||09-May-88||Tampines Rovers|
|14||Yasir Hanapi||MF||30||1||21-Jun-89||Tampines Rovers|
|15||Zulfahmi Arifin||MF||40||1||05-Oct-91||Hougang United|
|16||Faris Ramli||FW||49||7||24-Aug-92||Hougang United|
|17||Gabriel Quak||FW||28||3||22-Dec-90||Warriors FC|
|18||Khairul Amri||FW||130||32||14-Mar-85||Felda United|